It's that time of year! Spring cleaning is a great time to get your home organized and refreshed. However, it can be challenging to get your little ones involved in the process. But fear not, there are many ways to get your kids excited about spring cleaning, make the whole experience fun, and (gasp!) they might even want to spring clean all the time!
10 Ways to Get Little Ones Involved in Spring Cleaning
Here are ten ways to get your little ones involved in spring cleaning without (so much) complaining. Getting rid of things can feel good, after all.
Turn it into a game: Make cleaning fun by turning it into a game. For example, set a timer and see how many toys your child can put away in a minute.
Assign age-appropriate tasks: Give your child age-appropriate tasks that they can handle. For example, younger kids can help put away toys, while older kids can help with more complex tasks like organizing a closet.
Make it a family activity: Involve the entire family in spring cleaning. Assign tasks to each family member and make it a fun activity that you can do together.
Offer incentives: Offer your child incentives for completing their tasks. For example, a reward system where they get a sticker or small toy for each task completed.
Use kid-friendly cleaning supplies: Use kid-friendly cleaning supplies that are safe for your child to use. For example, you can give them a spray bottle filled with water and vinegar to clean surfaces.
6. Play music: Play some upbeat music to keep the energy high and to keep your child motivated.
7. Create a checklist: Create a checklist of tasks that need to be done and have your child check off each task as they complete it.
8. Have a cleaning competition: Have a cleaning competition between siblings to see who can clean the most items or complete their tasks the fastest.
9. Let your child be creative: Let your child be creative and come up with their own cleaning ideas. For example, they can use chalk to make a cleaning schedule on a chalkboard.
10. Donate unused items: Encourage your child to donate unused items that are still in good condition to a local charity or shelter. This will teach your child the importance of giving back and help them declutter their space.
Looking for more tips for cleaning and keeping germs out of your home? Try these:
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- Here’s Where Allergens Are Hiding In Your Home
- 10 Things To Do When You Come Home From The Hospital With RSV
- Germ Hot Spots Hiding In Your Home
- Work From Home Tips For Parents With A Sick Kid
Spring cleaning can be a fun activity for the whole family. By involving your little ones in the process, you can teach them the importance of keeping their space clean, organized, and help keep viruses like RSV out of your home. With these ten tips, you can make spring cleaning a fun and engaging activity that your kids will look forward to. Now, we can't make any promises about the teenage years, but getting them involved from the start will definitely set them on the right path!
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